CADE Reception.

The CADE Clinic provides specialist clinical assessment and diagnostic evaluation of common mental health problems. The clinic, affiliated with the Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney, is an outpatient service that is based at the Department of Academic Psychiatry at Royal North Shore Hospital. It offers a detailed clinical appraisal of:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other psychiatric and psychological disorders


CADE Clinical Team.In addition to a clinical service, we conduct a wide range of research using neuroimaging and neuropsychological tests and assess treatments for mood and anxiety disorders, and other psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia.

Please take time to look around our website, find out who we are and contact us with any feedback you may have. 

The CADE Clinic is a teaching and research facility that is situated with mental health and hospital infrastructure at which both University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital staff undertake programs. It is therefore utilised by both the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service.



OCD Awareness Week - 22-28 May 2016

OCD Awareness Week is an opportunity to let people know what it is like for people with OCD and let people with OCD know there is hope.

Dr Lisa Lampe spoke at a number of events as part of OCD Awareness Week.

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Media Centre

Best Doctoral Research Paper Award

Congratulations to Tim Outhred who was awarded the Best Doctoral Research Paper Award in 2013 by the Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney. The paper that won him this award has recently been published in Neuroscience & Behavioural Reviews. See our Publications section for details.

Mental Health Matters Awards

Professor Gin Malhi has won an award in the Research and Evaluation category of the 2013 Mental Health Matters Awards. The award was presented at the NSW Parliament House in October at the launch of Mental Health Month.

Winner of the Graduate Student Presentations: 3 Minute Theses

Dr Lisa Lampe was the winner of the Graduate Student Presentations: 3 Minute Theses at the inaugural Neuroscience and Mental Health Development Day held at the University of Sydney.

Selling sickness or dulling the pain? The pros and cons of antidepressants

Read the article about the pros and cons of antidepressants by Dr Andrew Kemp and Mr Daniel Quintana published in The Conversation. [ Read the article here ]

Depression can break your heart, literally

Read the article about depression and its impact on the heart by Mr Daniel Quintana and Dr Andrew Kemp from the School of Psychology published in The Conversation. [ Read the article here ]

CADE Clinic - Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry

University of Sydney medical student Elke Woodhouse was awarded the 2010 CADE Clinic - Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry by Professor Gin Malhi at a University of Sydney prize ceremony. The 2011 CADE Clinic - Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry was awarded to

New Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Professor Gin Malhi was appointed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists as the new Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [Read the RANZCP Profile of Prof Malhi]

Study of Depression

Read the recent North Shore Times and Sydney Morning Herald articles about the CADE Clinic research exploring the possible clinical benefits that anti-oxidants can have on patients with major (unipolar) depression.

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Current Research


We currently require research participants for the following studies:

Avoidant Personality Disorder and Social Phobia
- Severe shyness and social anxiety

Dr Lisa Lampe is conducting research into the nature and causes of Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD). This research also aims to better understand how AvPD differs from another common type of social anxiety, Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder.

Please contact Dr Lisa Lampe for more information.
Phone: 02 9462 9905 and leave your contact number
Email: lisa.lampe@sydney.edu.au

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Event Calendar

Radio National New Zealand

Kathryn Ryan from NinetoNoon programme interviewed Professor Gin Malhi on his research into the minds of teenage girls and early signals of the development of depression. Listen here.

21st Century Medicine Series - Sydney Medical School

MAPPING TEENAGE BRAINS was the title of the talk given by Professor Gin Malhi recently as part of the Series of talks presented by the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

For more information go to: sydney.edu.au/medicine/21st-century
Facebook: facebook.com/sydneymedschool

Book Launch - Art from Adversity: A life with bipolar

Anne Naylor raised over $1,200 for CADE Clinic mental health research at her Sydney book launch. Read more here.

International Bipolar Foundation

Professor Gin Malhi has accepted an invitation to join the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Bipolar Disorder Foundation.

The mission of the Foundation is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.

30th Anniversary Celebrations for the Ryde Bipolar Support Group

Professor Gin Malhi spoke at the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Ryde Bipolar Support Group on the topic of current research into Bipolar Disorder.

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